Best Professional Development Podcasts

Best Professional Development Podcasts

I am an avid lifelong learner.  It has always been hard to succeed if you stop learning once you finish school.  However, the world is evolving so quickly now that you can become obsolete in a matter of years, whereas not that long ago you could get on pretty well for a few decades before you started to get stale as a professional.

My preferred methods of learning while driving, walking and running on the treadmill (when I can resist the lure of Netflix!) is podcasts.  I started listening to podcasts around the time that I founded Roth IAMS (2014).  Back then the choices were fairly limited, one or two for each area of interest or category.

Thankfully podcasting has exploded in recent years.  Last I heard there were over 2.5 Million podcasts available (this was a while ago so I am sure the number is even greater)!  Now instead of clamoring for content, I struggle to find the needles in a haystack from all of the choices.

I thought I would share my go-to podcasts on Business and Leadership (and a couple of bonus non-business ones) in hopes that it gives you some ideas on new ones to add to your playlist.

Business and Leadership Related

  • Maxwell Leadership Podcast
  • John Maxwell Company Executive Leadership Podcast
  • Entreleadership Podcast
  • At the Table with Patrick Lencioni
  • The Working Genius Podcast
  • The Advanced Selling Podcast
  • Read to Lead
  • Work Life with Adam Grant
  • A Bit of Optimism (Simon Sinek)
  • Manager Tools
  • Business Made Simple
  • Marketing Made Simple
  • Getting Things Done
  • HBR Idea Cast
  • Look and Sound of Leadership


  • Marketplace
  • Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell)
  • Against the Rules (Michael Lewis)
  • Freakonomics Radio

All I ask in return is that you share with me your favorites if they are not already on my list.  I am always looking for ideas on new ones to listen to.  You can either reply in the comments section below or email me directly at

Happy listening (and learning)!